Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. and most--the little particles make up... take 133 million tons. that's several city blocks. scrunch all those atoms up, 133 million tons, scrunch them up until all these things here cave into one another. you got the size of a pea. so take the size of a pea and spread out a city block, that's how atoms are, most of them. so these things go right through our body without ever making a direct hit. you get, maybe, one direct hit per year on the average, one got me, okay? very, very seldom, okay? you know what? 1987, the supernova-- the supernova in the heavens-- and showered the whole universe with neutrinos. and neutrino flecks were so enormous that about one out of every 248 people, something like that, got one of those neutrinos, caught one and the rest went just right by through us, right through the other side, never, never making a direct hit. why? because the space between the little particles of the atom are enormous compared to the size of the particular nucleons or electrons. kinda neat, huh? so if there's a great big beam of neutrons coming right by, you just walk right through
Oct 23, 2012 1:30am PDT
and put to work 20 million people to work coming out of the farms every year. coming into the city, wanting jobs. they want the economy to work and be free and open. we can be a partner with china. we don't have to be an adversary in any way, shape or form. we can work with them, collaborate with them, if they're willing to be responsible. now, they look at us and say, is it a good idea to be with america? how strong are we going to be? how strong is our economy? they look at the fact that we owe them a trillion dollars, and other people 16 trillion, total, including them. they look at our decision to cut back on our military capabilities, a trillion dollars. the secretary of defense called these trillion dollars of cuts to our military devastating. it's not my term, the secretary of defense called them devastating. they look at america's commitments around the world and see what's happening, they say, is america going to be strong? the answer is, yes, if i'm president, america will be very strong. we'll also make sure we have trade relations with china that work for us. i've watch
Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
mitt romney. former president george h.w. bush once described these faceoffs as "tension city." and the pressure will be on tonight because the race is close and the election just three weeks away. the obama campaign says the president will be more energetic than in the first debate. that debate changed the dynamic of the race. the format tonight has its roots in a democratic institution that dates back to colonial america: the new england town meeting. the candidates will be surrounded by 82 uncommitted new york voters chosen at random. some of whom will be asking their own questions. this is the last debate to include the economy. next week it's all foreign policy. the moderator tonight is candy crowley of cnn. >> crowley: good evening from hofstra university in hempstead, new york, i'm candy crowley from cnn's "state of the union." here here for the second presidential debate, a town hall sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. the gallup organization chose 82 uncommitted voters from the new york area. their questions will drive the night. my goal is to give th
Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
out of forms every year. coming into the cities, needing jobs. they want the economy to work and the world to be free. so we can be a partner with china. we do not have to be an adversary in any way shape or form. we can work with them and collaborate with them, if they are willing to be responsible. they look at us and say is it a good idea to be with america? how strong are we going to be? how strong is our economy. a look at the fact that we owe them $1 trillion. they look at our decision to cut back on our military capabilities. $1 trillion. the secretary of defense call these cuts to the military devastating. it is the president's own secretary of defense who call them devastating to read a look at america's commitments around the world and they see what is happening and say is america going to be strong? the answer is yes. if i am president, america will be very strong. we will also make sure we have trade relations with china that work for us. i watched a year in and year out as companies have shut down and people have lost their jobs because china has not played by th
Oct 16, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of $25,000. you know within an hour's drive of where we are now. which includes new york city, hundreds and thousands of new yorkers would be hit by that if you limit just their state and local taxes are above $25,000? i like that. argument is governor romney wants to lower the marginal rate. the governor's tax proposals to lower the top rate to 28%. president obama's own by partisan commission recommended moving it. they raised over trillion dollars. >> specify. they covered up every loophole. every single deduction including charitable. the first proposal was eliminating every deduction. why do you bring this up? >> governor romney said 28%. that allows you to restore the deductions that they would have removed. >> were you surprised how strong he was. >> no. i'm not surprised he went on the attack. he can't defend the record. but i'm very pleased. but he did an excellent job of laying out a division of the country. the majority of americans know that's what we need. >> governor, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> lawrence o'donnell, thank you very much from new york.
Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
of the farms every year, coming into the cities, needing jobs so they want the economy to work, and the world to be free and open, and so we can be a partner with china. we don't have to be an adversary in any way, shape, or form. we can work with them, collaborate with them if they are willing to be responsible. now, they look at us and say is it a good idea to be with america? how strong will we be? how strong is our economy? they look at the fact we owe them a trillion dollars, and $16 trillion total including them, and look at the decision to cut back the military capabilities, a trillion dollars. the secretary of the defense called the trillion cuts to the military devastating. that's not my term, but the president's own secretary of defense, called them devastating. look at america's commitments around the world, and they see what's happening, and they ask if america's strong, and the answer is yes if i'm president, the country will be very strong. we have to have trade relations with china that work for us. i watched year in and out as companies shut down and people have lost jobs beca
Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
are looking at the arena. hofstra university just outside new york city and three weeks from tonight, americans will choose a president and, george, as we have seen in one night, so much can change. >> it happened two weeks ago, mitt romney came in behind with his back to the wall, 70 million americans watching. he rocked it with a big win. tonight the pressure on the president. another loss could cripple his campaign. he knows he has to convince voters he will fight for the job and has concrete plans for a second term. >> mitt romney connecting with voters and tonight the twist, it is a town hall format. >> the questions come from uncommitted voters. the moderator right there, candy crowley of cnn and covered politics since the days of ronald reagan. >> good evening from hofstra university in new york. i'm candy crowley from cnn's state of the union. we are here for the second presidential debate, a town hall sponsored by the commission of debates. the gallup organization selected 82 voters. their questions will drive the night, my goal to give the conversation direction and ensure
Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
-up that surprised both investors and employees. he was replaced by long-time citi executive michael corbat. corbat most recently headed the bank's middle eastern and european division. wall street saw some mixed corporate earnings. shares of both intel and i.b.m. were lower in after-hours trading after their latest quarterly results. but earlier there was positive news from homebuilders. the u.s. homebuilders' confidence index rose to its highest level since 2006. the dow is up 127, the nasdaq gained 37, and the s&p is up 15. tomorrow, we'll see how airline earnings are shaping up as we head into the holiday travel season. for more financial news, tune in to "n.b.r." weeknights on this public television station.